PGA champ Phil Mickelson's compound is in play
The professional golfer's estate in Rancho Santa Fe is listed for sale at $7.095 million.
Professional golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, have listed their estate in Rancho Santa Fe for sale at $7.095 million.
Encompassing 4.88 acres, the compound includes a 9,500-square-foot main house and two guesthouses. The one-level Tuscan-style house features mosaics, trussed beams, hand-carved stone fireplaces and Italian marble. There is an exercise room, a steam room, a sauna, a safe room, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The grounds contain a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and, of course, a putting green.
Mickelson, 41, will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame this spring. He beat Tiger Woods this year to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament and finished second at the Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club. His career earnings top $65 million, according to PGA.com.
Public records show the couple bought the property in 2001 for an undisclosed price.
Susan Bartow of Surterre Properties is the listing agent.
Rebuilt and ready for its close-up
Screenwriter and director Stephen Sommers and his wife, Jana, have put their estate in Malibu up for sale at $13.5 million.
Set in the gated community of Serra Retreat at the end of a cul-de-sac, the rebuilt and remodeled main house and detached guesthouse sit on 1.5 acres with a sports court, outdoor fireplace, a barbecue center and expansive lawns. The free-form swimming pool features waterfalls and a slide.
Interior amenities include a home theater, double-island kitchen, two family rooms, six bedrooms and nine bathrooms in 9,130 square feet of living space. There are fireplaces in the main house and the guesthouse.
Sommers' writing and directing credits include "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009), "Van Helsing" (2004) and "The Mummy" (1999). The 49-year-old is working on the upcoming films "When Worlds Collide" and "Odd Thomas."
Public records show the couple bought the house in 2007 from pop star Britney Spears for $10 million.
Jordan Cohen of Re/Max Olson & Associates is the listing agent.
Still in Bel-Air, not in Kansas
A Bel-Air house that was home to a young Judy Garland, in the days of her star turn as Dorothy in the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz," came back on the market at the beginning of March at $7.1 million, roughly a year after its previous sale. In less than two weeks the property was under contract.
Updated and renovated, the two-story traditional sits on about 2.5 acres. Designed by Wallace Neff and built in 1938, the house features dormer and bay windows, white columns, a red-brick clad veranda and French doors. The 5,500-plus-square-foot house has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two half-baths.
A swimming pool, cabanas and an original detached writers' studio are in the backyard. There is a two-car garage and multiple carports.
The actress and singer died in 1969 at 47. She received an honorary Oscar in 1940 for her performances in "Oz" and "Babes in Arms" and was later nominated for her work in "A Star Is Born" (1955) and "Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961).
Public records show the property was sold last year for $5.2 million.